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Dental crowns are one of the most time-tested solutions for teeth that are damaged, weak or unsightly. The concept behind a crown is simple with remarkable benefits towards the function and beauty of your smile. A crown is considered a “dental cap” that is place over the affected tooth, covering it on all visible sides. While crowns come in various materials, the most modern and preferable crowns are made of porcelain. Porcelain not only offers tremendous strength and durability, but it also gives a natural-looking translucency that mimics your surrounding teeth. If you’ve been told you need a porcelain crown, you can expect the following return on your investment:

Enhanced Smile Appearance
One of the compelling reasons to consider porcelain crowns is the aesthetic benefit, especially if you have a tooth that is misshapen, stained or badly chipped. Porcelain crowns have the ability to be customized to seamlessly blend in with the surrounding teeth. They can be fabricated to a specific shade, size and shape!

Protects Neighboring Teeth
Compared to other options, porcelain crowns cause minimal abrasion to nearby teeth. This helps the treated tooth regain integrity and strength while protecting the health and condition of the adjacent teeth and your overall smile.

Avoid Unsightly Stains
Porcelain crowns make it easy to retain a beautiful appearance. Porcelain is a stain-resistant material, so you will be relieved to know that eating and drinking certain things won’t discolor your crown like it would your natural teeth.

Easy Procedure, Big Results
Getting a crown is simple and painless. In general, it takes two office visits to complete the process. Once we get the precise measurements for the size, shape and shade of your crown, we will use the following visit to place your permanent crown. There will often be some slight reshaping and filing of your existing tooth, but the procedure is not considered painful or invasive.

Built to Last
A major bonus of choosing a porcelain crown is the durability and long-term usage you’ll get out of your investment. In fact, many porcelain crowns last up to 15 years or more with proper care. You’ll need to keep in mind, however, that habits like ice chomping, nail biting and teeth grinding will shorten the lifespan of your crown.

No Extra Maintenance
You can care for your porcelain crown just like your natural teeth. It does need proper brushing, flossing and routine dental cleanings, but there are no additional maintenance steps to hassle with. A crown is meant to function exactly like your tooth, only stronger! It is one of the most stress-free solutions in restorative dentistry.

Replaces Missing Teeth
While a crown is most often used for covering an existing tooth, there are many cases in which a crown can be used to stand in the place of a tooth that has gone missing. For example, if you lose one permanent tooth and get a dental implant, a crown will serve as the implant restoration (or your prosthetic tooth). Crowns are also used to support a dental bridge on either side to ensure the adjacent teeth are strong enough to hold the bridge in securely in place.

Avoid Further Problems
While the performance and aesthetic benefits of a porcelain crown are certainly a highlight of porcelain crowns, there is also a valued protective element. This type of crown works to not only strengthen and improve a compromised tooth, but it also helps protect it from future complications. This offers added peace of mind while protecting your wallet from costly repairs too!

Are you considering a porcelain crown? Still have more questions? We are here to help at Group Health Dental. Call our New York office today to schedule your porcelain crown consult. We proudly offer excellence in both cosmetic and restorative dentistry for patients of all ages. Whether you are getting a crown after a root canal has been performed, to improve the appearance of an unsightly tooth or to replace a missing tooth, we are confident we can create outstanding results that maximize your investment.

Posted on behalf of Group Health Dental

230 W 41st St, Second Floor
New York, NY 10036

Phone: (212) 398-9690


Monday - Friday - 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM


Our Patient Reviews

Group Health Dental

4.7 / 5.0

Based on 67 reviews

Karlee L.

VERY PLEASANT AND LOOKING FORWARD TO MY NEXT VISIT! This dental office was bright and warm from the moment I walked in. The young ladies there were friendly and very pleasant. They offered me a choice of beverage while explaining the online form enrollment process. My xray technician was very pleasant and went through a set of 18(!) x-rays using this new low-radiation equipment. It was a very painless process that went very quickly considering what it would normally take using the old way of taking individual bite-wings. Dr. Vazquez was also very pleasant as she patiently explained her observations of my x-rays.Afterward I sat down for my cleaning with Marcielle (spelling ?) - who was another round of pleasant service as she cleaned and polished my teeth. NO PAIN AT ALL! :) This office has a happy bright orange color theme which immediately adds to the very comforting and cheerful ambiance all around. All I can say is I highly recommend the staff here - they are so ready to deliver service with a smile!

Anita P.

When I stepped foot into the door at this dental office I was terrified because of my previous experiences in other dental offices. I had no choice but to come and get my teeth fixed so I made an appointment. I was warmly welcomed at the front desk and when I told the front desk how terrified I was of being there it was amazing how nice and supportive the ladies were. When I went in for x-rays the technician was amazing as she spoke to me and made me smile. The hygienist was amazing as she had to work hard to clean my teeth and she made me feel so comfortable and I had literally no fear what s ever. My fear was gone. As I saw the dentist I was amazed at her knowledge and he comfort and patience as she worked on me and advised me as to what I needed. I love this place and my fear of dentists is actually gone to the point that I already made two appointments for the rest of the work to be done. Thank you so much for making me feel so comfortable and part of your family as I was surrounded with people who actually cared about me and my feelings and who made me feel better. Thank you soooooooo much.

Olivia L.

Wow just started about 2 weeks ago and I must tell you that my experience was pleasant. I know how could this be possible. They were professional and attentive. The wait time is so short I could not believe it. They are knowledgeable and really work with you and your situation. Not looking to make that buck like so many others I have been to. I felt comfortable which has never been the case. The place is clean and covers a lot of dental work under one roof. I must say it is the best place I have been in years. They get my vote and I will be returning to continue my needed work !!

Dalit A.

I had an appointment with Dr. Concencion and got feedback on why I was there, which was for my concern about a tooth that had trauma to it years ago. I got a full exam that included full mouth x-rays and a cleaning. The receptionists, x-ray technician, dental hygienist, and dentist were all very friendly and pleasant to be around. It was really the most welcoming and comforting experience I've ever had at a dentist's office. I found it a little strange that I have to schedule a consultation with the endodontist to discuss my tooth that I am concerned about, but then again I don't know much about these things and actually do trust that they were being genuine about the medical advice I was given (which is usually not my feeling as a new patient at a dentist's office).


I first went to Group Health Dental at the beginning of 2015 for a root canal. My original dentist wanted to only do certain procedures because he didn't feel it was worth it financially since I have union coverage. He actually told me this to my face. He left me in tremendous pain and I even had to demand antibiotics. I was referred to Group Health by someone else but they were not able to help me because I was too swollen and they did not have an oral surgeon. I went elsewhere to have the tooth extracted since the infection was too severe for the tooth to be saved. Months later, I still needed work since I since never went back to the original dentist. I decided to take a chance with Group Health Dental and I am so glad I did. I walked in the door terrified from my experiences elsewhere but EVERYONE, from the young ladies at reception, the dental hygenist, exray technician, root canal specialist, dentist, his assistant and even the young ladies taking your payment made it an amazing experience for me. Pleasant, caring, gentle and professional people in a clean and pleasing atmosphere. I purposefully waited until all the work was done and waited an additional week to make sure the new work wasn't bothering me to write this review. If I could give them ten stars, I would. Group Health Dental rocks!!! :-) :-) :-)

Romairy L.

I was one of those people that dreaded going to the dentist, but after I started going to Group Health Dental in Midtown, I met Dr. Benito and everything changed. Now I am one of those people who actually looks forward to her dentist appointments. He and his assistant have rake in the street which causes both of them to always be in a great mood and they always are happy to see you. He always makes me laugh, and I mean always. Dr. Bonito and Esmira ( his assistant) are wonderful. they always make sure you're completely satisfied with their work, they're very attentive and always make time to see you when you have an emergency or need to speak with them. Now going to the dentist is one of those things that I post about on Facebook because I always come back with a new story or a new joke to tell after my visit to Dr. Benito and Esmira. If you want to have a dentist that feels more like visiting a friend than getting work done, you need to try Dr. Benito. #mydentistisbetterthanyours!!!

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